Story: Insects – overview

Male giraffe weevil

Male giraffe weevil

New Zealand’s giraffe weevil is not a weevil at all, but a member of another family of beetles known as Brentidae. It is the longest native beetle, at 8.5 centimetres. Half the male’s length is its snout, which has a pair of antennae near the tip. Females have their antennae midway.

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George Gibbs, 'Insects – overview - In the bush', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 February 2024)

Story by George Gibbs, published 24 Sep 2007